Conclusion: In all anyone looking for a snazzy case has a choice of silver or black, with the lights out the case looks simply amazing. Anyone not into fancy cases will certainly like the features included and it will be a long time before anything better comes out judging the competition
Excerpt: Thermaltake's Shark chassis has a lot going for it. It's light, stylish, roomy and does cool very well. Features like the removable mobo tray, rail storage scheme, drive installation design and front door treatment make the Shark a pleasure to work in and aesthetically pleasing. It's quiet, sturdy and the interior design is great for wire management, making a neat, tidy installation relatively easy.
Conclusion: The quest for the perfect case continues, but let me tell you, this Thermaltake came very close. You can't really complain about things when everything just plain works... and works well at that! Top notch construction, plenty of expansion space, an intelligent PCI bracket, a removeable motherboard tray, great cooling performance by the dual 120mm fans and cool blue lights. If it seems that I am raving about this case, I am. What keeps it from a perfect score though?
Pros: Plenty of expansion space, The bestest toolless PCI bracket ever, Removeable motherboard tray, Top notch construction
Cons: Holes in the side and front of the case, 3.5" bays are a little akward, No E-ATX support (I know, that's pushing it), Price
Summary: Thermaltake has completely reinvented how they design cases with The Shark. The design is striking and will certainly draw some stares at your next LAN event. It is not without its problems though and, as I mentioned in the review, if you are obsessed with keeping your case dust free you might want to make yourself a dust filter to fit over the "gills" inside of the case. You can use a pair of your mom's old pantyhose, just make sure you ask her first.
Pros: Superb looks, Best airflow we have seen in a case so far, Quiet thanks to the 120MM fans, Tough construction but light at the same time, Pre cut holes for water cooling tubes
Summary: There is no doubt that this is a very nice case. We moved from the Silverstone Temjin TJ-05 case which, while very nice itself, was just too heavy to move around. Moving to a lighter case was no doubt a big relief. The design makes this case very attractive with the Shark outline in the door and the mimicked gills. Lighting up the front with an LED and the back with an LED fan adds just that little touch that really brings out the look of the case.
Summary: Thermaltake’s Shark is a well-designed case, but there are a few minor flaws. Noise levels are the biggest nuisance, and it would have been nice if the case came with quieter fans or at least a fan speed controller. As our temperature testing shows, there's plenty of air flow through the case, so the fans probably don't need to be spinning at full speed. Using a motherboard with temperature-controlled fan headers should also cut down on noise levels.
Excerpt: In the not too distant past, Thermaltake was known for creating cooling products... period. While the concept of expanding their product line has become common knowledge, they seem to be putting a lot of emphasis on their enclosure line lately. The topic of today's piece is no different; so let me introduce you to the SHARK.
Excerpt: Em 1999, foi criada a Thermaltake, e como qualquer outra empresa acabada de nascer, a popularidade era algo que não lhe existia. Entretanto hoje, 5 anos depois, toda a gente sabe quem é.
Pros: MotherBoard tray Removível, Bom design, Conectores para USB 1394 e Mic, Fácil remoção de drives, Duas ventoinhas de 120 mm das quais um com leds azuis, Porta fica segura mesmo sem ser fechada à chave através de imanes, Peso, apenas 6,8 Kg
Cons: Grelha lateral, irá entrar bastante pó para o interior da caixa, Preço